Boston: Hilliard, Gray, and Company, 1840.
Hardcover. Very Good- with no dust jacket. Item #4328
Seven volumes professionally rebacked with original spine remnants laid on. Random foxing, light wear. Solid copies. ; Ten of ten volumes, complete set. A Checklist of American Imprints for 1840, 40-2431. William Thomas Lowndes, The Bibliographer's Manual of English Literature, volume 2, page 834. Joseph Sabin, A Dictionary of Books relating to America, 25606. Well regarded as a founder of the academic study of American history, later President of Harvard, Jared Sparks rescued much of the papers of key American leaders of the American Revolution. Bookplates of George Brinley and J Hammond Trumbull on pastedown of volume I. George Brinley, of Hartford, was a leading collector of American history, and the five auctions of his library 1878-1880 were landmark events. J Hammond Trumbull, state librarian of Connecticut, one of the founders and a President of the American Philological Association, and thirty years President of the Connecticut Historical Society, was given rights in Brinley's will to purchase a given value of books at the auctions without payment. Sparks' Works of Benjamin Franklin was the definitive nineteenth-century version, and this particular set has fascinating provenance and associations. ; 10 v pages.
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